SVP, North America Medical Affairs
Millipore Corporation

Rockland, Massachusetts

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Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you've got big plans - so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people's lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.

United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Reporting to the President of EMD Serono, the Senior Vice President of North America Medical Affairs is accountable for the development and execution of regional medical affairs strategy in collaboration with global counterparts for key inline and pipeline assets across the Neurology & Immunology, Oncology, Reproductive Health & Endocrinology therapeutic areas including evidence generation, communications, and regional external engagement.

Your Role: The Senior Vice President, Head of North America Medical Affairs is accountable for end results and performance of the North America Medical Affairs (NAMA) team (US and Canada) which includes Medical Affairs (including MSLs), Medical Strategy and Operations, Medical Excellence, Evidence and Value Development, Patient Outcomes and Solutions, Strategic Medical Programs, Reproductive Health & Endocrinology, US Medical Affairs - Neurology & Immunology, and US Medical Affairs - Oncology.

Lead, inspire, build, direct, and manage the Medical Affairs team for North America

  • Develop and ensure an integrated US medical strategy involving all aspects of Medical Affairs to provide integrated content, design, development, and delivery to support the brands.
  • Drive the Medical Affairs strategy and operations, including
    • Leading the awareness and positioning of the disease and available treatments
    • Publication planning, disease registries, advisory boards, training programs, investor-sponsored research
    • Other specific projects involving Key Opinion Leaders
  • Responsible for external medical relations and generally develops in collaboration with internal colleagues, strategies to ensure the company's medical voice is heard in key external governmental, industry and patient advocacy forums in the US and Canada
  • Manage, lead, and inspire the NAMA Leadership Team
  • Co-leading Local TA, Launch and Brand strategies, as necessary
  • Member of the Global Medical Affairs Leadership Team and the US Commercial LT
  • Provide inspirational leadership and focus to Medical Affairs team to assure delivery of key medical affairs objectives and corporate objectives, and in a highly dynamic environment
  • Ensure success of our global alliance; Contribute directly as a member in global alliance committees, as needed.
  • Integrate and influence the TA's marketing & sales strategies, tactics, and programs
  • Collect, consolidate, and communicate trends, market insights, and unmet needs identified in the field to Merck's Chief Medical Officer
  • Responsible for assigning, tracking, and monitoring relevant KPIs and metrics for the Region
  • Operations
  • Own and drive the Medical Affairs programs and related policies and procedures within the department, interacting actively with the Global Medical Affairs teams
  • Coordinate all therapeutic areas to leverage medical affairs expertise and programs as appropriate
  • Develop and lead a deep understanding of the US Oncology therapeutic area, including all necessary strategic and operational capabilities (a KOL network, a fully trained expert group of Oncology medical directors and advisors and MSLs across the region). Ensure launch readiness in all applicable indications.
  • Contribute meaningfully to a global medical affairs plan in Oncology and Neurology and contribute to a global publication plan.
  • Develop and lead a deep understanding of the US Neurology and Immunology therapeutic area including all necessary strategic and operational capabilities. Ensure launch readiness in all applicable indications.
  • Provide Local input into GMAT/RMA TA team to support product development
  • Lead/ support (depending on nature of study) medical studies, assist to coordinate Local clinical projects and contribute to site selection for clinical projects
  • Oversee the TA specific Medical Affairs scientific KTL interaction plan
  • Act as a lead and facilitator for ISS and investigators that are aligned to the Medical Affairs strategy

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • M.D. degree with significant experience in the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry in medical affairs (15 years), in addition to exposure to late phase development
  • Experience in Medical Department or/and other functions as well as on Global/ Regional level
  • Demonstrated track record of taking products from late-stage development to the market and managing the life cycle
  • Successfully designed and implemented medical affairs strategies with an emphasis on creation, valuation, application, and completion of post-approval clinical protocols.
  • Deep understanding of health economics, health outcomes, and with an ability to be articulate regarding these subjects, as well as on health technology assessment programs and approaches to measuring drug program/treatment effectiveness
  • Proven ability to leverage external partnerships effectively and successfully
  • Experiences in establishing networks of Key Opinion Leaders nationally and, ideally, internationally
  • Expert level understanding of the commercial, clinical, and regulatory aspects of our business and project-based organization and SOPs
  • Expert knowledge of guidelines under which pharmaceutical companies operate (FDA, PhRMA, OIG, etc), comfortable in the role of understanding and anticipating, even influencing, evolving policies
  • Demonstrated success in developing and managing strategic relationships with medical experts and key thought leaders
  • Knowledge and application of business planning & leadership principles, such as data analysis, goal setting, action plans, monitoring tools, directive, and supportive techniques to develop and implement action plans, managing a budget
  • Knowledge and experience of methodology of clinical research and Good Clinical Practice preferred
  • Strong network with key stakeholders in multiple TAs is advantageous
  • Experience in developing and leading a clinical or medical affairs team in changing competitive environment, changing product technology, and changing customer needs
  • Experience managing and motivating teams of scientific/medical staff and holding teams accountable
  • Good financial stewardship and budget management, adherence to agreed budget targets
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 50%

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Dynamic personality with leadership and management skills at a Senior Vice President level
  • High achiever who thrives in high risk/high reward environment
  • Eager to have a strong impact and play a true role within the global organization
  • Ability to translate concepts and methodologies from one field to another while combining own experience with successes in truly international environments and cultures
  • Adaptability and ability to shift resources as may be required to address changing priorities and strategies
  • Demonstrated a value-oriented approach to managing resources through innovative approaches
  • Proven ability to lead large teams and to lead managers who lead other managers
  • Support the professional development of his or her team, emphasizing teaching and training, while aiming to continuously improve the medical affairs function
  • Effective coach and mentor with an ability to identify opportunities for both individuals and the teams to improve overall effectiveness and quality of work

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!

Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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